HMS Saturn (1786)
|Ordered:||22 December 1781|
|Laid down:||August 1782|
|Launched:||22 November 1786|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1868|
|Notes:||Reduced to 58-guns in 1813; harbour service from 1825|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Arrogant class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1646 bm|
|Length:||168 ft (51 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
In 1801, Capt. Boyles she served in the Channel Fleet. Then under Capt. Robert Lambert she sailed with Admiral Sir Hyde Parker's expedition to the Baltic. She was present at the Battle of Copenhagen as part of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker's reserve.
Saturn was reduced to a 58-gun ship in 1813 at the Plymouth dockyards in preparation for service in the War of 1812 between Britain and the United States. On 14 February 1814, under Capt. James Nash, the Saturn sailed for Bermuda, then later she was on the Halifax station. She then served as part of the blockading-squadron off New York until the War of 1812 ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in 1814. From January 1815, Capt. Thomas Brown, assumed command until in April 1815 Capt. Nash was back in command.
From 1825 Saturn was on harbour service at Milford Haven. She was broken up in 1868. One of the ships later paymaster's known as Joseph Singleton who died October 22, 1865 aged 40 is buried in the Pembroke Dock Military Cemitery near the Milford Haven waterway.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p180.
- "HMS Saturn (1786)". Michael Phillips’ Ships of the Old Navy. Retrieved 19 Dec 2011.
- Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
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